What occurs during refractive cataract surgery?

Portrait of loving senior couple Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, IL, is a dedicated professional here to help patients in the community with vision and vision concerns. This includes certain procedures such as refractive cataract surgery. Patients with cataracts may find that this procedure can dramatically improve their quality of life and their vision. Understanding the process and what occurs is the best way of educating a patient on this and other surgeries used for vision improvement.

What occurs during refractive cataract surgery?

Refractive cataract surgery is a type of surgery that corrects vision problems caused by a cataract. This surgery is done by implanting a new lens inside the eye. The new lens helps to focus light correctly on the retina, which is the light-sensitive part of the eye. Refractive cataract surgery can also correct other vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

During refractive cataract surgery, the surgeon will make an incision in the eye. They will then remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new lens. In some situations, our surgeon may also need to change the cornea’s shape. After surgery is completed, incisions are closed with stitches.

Is refractive cataract surgery safe?

Procedures such as refractive cataract surgery are a very safe and effective way to improve vision. Most people who have this surgery will see a significant improvement in their vision. In some cases, however, there may be complications from the surgery. These complications can include infections, bleeding, and retinal detachment. During your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, IL, he will discuss the pros and cons of this and other surgical and nonsurgical solutions for your vision.

How do I find out if I am a good candidate for refractive cataract surgery?

If you are considering having refractive cataract surgery, it is crucial to speak with your doctor about the risks and advantages of this procedure. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer can help you make an informed decision about whether or not this surgery is right for you. Call 847-677-2794 to request an appointment at our Skokie, IL area office, which is open to new and returning patients.

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